Foreigners Within the Gates: The Legations at Peking

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Oxford University Press, 1993 - Medical - 158 pages
In a corner of the Forbidden City, the Legation Quarter was a self-governing community of foreign diplomats and traders who coexisted with, but lived apart from, the people of Peking. Illustrated throughout, this book traces the history of the Quarter from its foundation in the late nineteenthcentury to its present, half-abandoned, largely dilapidated state. It also recalls the Western shops, postal service, banks, and luxurious residences that gave the Quarter its unique atmosphere.

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This large, beautifully illustrated book describes a unique community that no longer exists--the residents of the former legation quarter of Beijing. A few traces of the quarter itself remain (a ... Read full review


The Early Legations
Peking and the Foreign Community
The Siege of the Legations

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Michael Moser is a lawyer based in Hong Kong. Yeone Wei-Chih Moser is a student. Both are former residents of the Legation Quarter.

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